Write a visual Analysis essay on Gordon Parks Foundation- Flavio 1961 These are the instructions to be followed Introduction: Identify and describe the image. It is so very important that you identify

Write a visual Analysis essay on Gordon Parks Foundation- Flavio 1961

These are the instructions to be followed

  1. Introduction: Identify and describe the image. It is so very important that you identify the image very clearly. Use the name of the photographer and the image: for example, you might say, “In Gordon Parks’s photograph titled “American Gothic,” a woman stands in front of a flag with a broom in her hand and a mop in the background.” In the introduction, you might show why the image is important or relevant or provide some background information about it. Please embed the image into the body of your essay somewhere so that the readers can see it. One way to embed the image is to put your mouse on the image and right-click, and then select “copy.” Next, go to your document and right-click on your document, and then select “paste.”
  2. Thesis:  Tell your readers what idea or story the image communicates. Be sure the thesis shows the result of your analysis. (See the above discussion in #4 under Process for Completion.)
  3. Supporting paragraphs:   Explain how the visual elements come together to create meaning.  In multiple body paragraphs, discuss the effect of content, framing, composition, color, focus, angle, lighting and/or context.  You should not discuss every one of these elements, but you should discuss enough of them so that your reader understands how the visual elements work together to create a story and to create meaning. You may have three or more body paragraphs dedicated to this task.  It would be a good idea to discuss just one or two elements in each paragraph.
  4. Conclusion:  At a minimum, your conclusion should remind your reader how the visual elements convey meaning.

Minimum Requirements

  • The final draft of your essay should be between 600 and 900 words in length (about 2 -3 pages long).
  • The essay should meet the expectation of an academic rhetorical situation. You will be expected to use formal register English.  Your audience will be a general audience of educated adults.
  • The image you have chosen as the subject for your essay should be linked to or embedded in the body of the essay.
  • The essay should be written in MLA format, with a proper header, page numbers, title, and font. See the MLA guidelines in the unit.
  • The essay should discuss two or more visual elements from the lessons.
  • The essay should cite at least one source. The source should be cited in MLA format, so there should be an in-text citation for the source and a works cited page. Books, journals, magazines, and web sources are all acceptable for this assignment, but you should be sure to consider the reliability of your sources. You should not use Wikipedia.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements for the essay, you should not expect to earn more than a 60% on the assignment.

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